FPREN Tropical Outlook
Gonzalo is an impressive storm. It strengthened from nothing to a Category 3 major hurricane in just over 48 hours. The small, tightly-wound beast will continue to move north over the western Atlantic and is forecast to strengthen even further on Wednesday. Current forecast data suggests that even though some weakening may occur thereafter, Hurricane Gonzalo will likely move very close to the island by Friday as still a powerful, destructive storm. Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, no new storm formation is expected in the next five days.
WUWF has joined forces with Florida’s public radio stations statewide to form the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) to communicate emergency information through a seamless system of free over the air FM radio as well as online and mobile applications.
On this tenth anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, WUWF is stronger than ever in both infrastructure and staffing and equipped to stay on the air even during times of massive power outages in order to deliver important information to you before, during and after an emergency.
In the event of a weather incident, we will continue to provide recovery information for as long as necessary. Working in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and our local Emergency Operations Centers, you can be assured of having access to the most up to date information.
When you are at home, WUWF is your best source for information, but if you are travelling throughout the state you can still get the same important information from any of the FPRENs interstate highways indicates the exact frequency of the public radio station in each area. Additionally, mobile devices are able to obtain local information from any of the FPREN stations at any time.
During times of emergency, 88.1FM and wuwf.org will have all of the information you need in one place. Arm yourself with a battery or crank-up radio and check here for tips on preparing yourself for hurricane season.